Originally Posted by Toggleswitch
I'm considering this for my new set. I just got done reading a review on hometheater mags website. It took 1st place over the sony A2000, the only gripe was that the set was BRIGHT, so much that viewing in a dark room was painful. Whats word on this guys? There a way to fix it?
There are 3 simple ways, in order of complexity and preferably in this order. Each step incrementally decreases overall brightness:
1) Use Eliab's starter settings (which uses Movie mode setting)
2) Change Gamma settings to 0 (Film mode) via the service menu
3) Manually adjust Iris setting via service menu
Personally I stopped after setting the Gammas to 0. PQ was much better and a white screen didn't blind me at night.
Messing with the Iris settings is more subjective because you have to play around with SB Gain. And it was a little tooo dark at this point IMO.